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Samsung Galaxy S4: How to Edit a Photo in Android 4.4 Kitkat

Aside from allowing the users to view all pictures that are saved in the phone(either in the phone memory or SD card), Gallery app also has been equipped with some useful features that will allow the users to do something else more than just viewing the pictures, such as create a photo collage feature that will allow you to combine between two and four pictures into a single snapshot of the event.

See also: How to Create a Photo Collage in Android 4.4 Kitkat in the Samsung Galaxy S4

Another useful feature that is owned by the Gallery app is the edit photo feature. This feature will provide you some basic editing functions(such as adjust brightness or rotate the picture) and provides various picture-editing effects.



How to edit a picture?
Below are the steps to do so:
  1. Open Gallery app.
  2. Tap the required album and then tap the required picture you want to edit.
  3. Once the picture is opened, tap Edit button located at the top of the screen.
  4. Tap and hold the screen and then on pop up menu select Selection mode to select an area.
  5. While you're in the edit picture screen, you can use the following options:
    • Rotate : use this option to rotate the photo(rotate left, rotate right, flip horizontally, flip vertically).
    • Crop : use this option to select parts of the photo and then trim the selected parts.
    • Colour : use this option to add color enhancement to the photo.
    • Effect : use this option to add various stylize effects to the photo.
    • Portrait   : use this option to adjust the photo using tools (e.g: red-eye fix, airbrush face, etc).
    • Sticker : use this option to add decorations to the photo, such as brush sticker, comic sticker, etc.
    • Drawing : use this option to draw on the photo.
    • Frame : use this option to add a decorative frame around the photo.
  6. Once done, tap Save button. It'll be saved as a new file in the same album and the original file will be left untouched.

In my opinion, for a regular user like me, the picture-editing options in the edit picture feature are more than enough to meet my need to edit a picture. I personally often use this feature to crop or add effect in a picture. So, how about you? Have you ever use edit picture feature? If yes, which option do you often use?

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